Every.Day

Every.Day April 1, 2015

Flannery O’Connor, in a letter to Cecil Dawkins in 1957:

I’m a full-time believer in writing habits, pedestrian as it all may sound. You may be able to do without them if you have genius but most of us only have talent and this is simply something that has to be assisted all the time by physical and mental habits or it dries up and blows away. I see it happen all the time. Of course you have to make your habits in this conform to what you can do. I write only about two hours every day because that’s all the energy I have, but I don’t let anything interfere with those two hours, at the same time and the same place. This doesn’t mean I produce much out of the two hours. Sometimes I work for months and have to throw everything away, but I don’t think any of that was time wasted. Something goes on that makes it easier when it does come well. And the fact is if you don’t sit there every day, the day it would come well, you won’t be sitting there.

HT: Katya Covrett, posted on her FB page.

"St. Paul's 'opinion' is backed up by the Lord's commandment for their silence in the ..."

Woman Pastor Named In The New ..."
"Not what I think of when I read pastors beard!"

Your Pastor’s Beard: What Does It ..."
"Thanks so much for this post, Scot. As I'm sure you remember, I got a ..."

Steven Sandage And Domestic Violence
"I agree we can investigate without presuming guilt, but we can do that without removing ..."

Abuse Prevention: Start Here

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!


TRENDING AT PATHEOS Evangelical
What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment